Mason Area Chamber of Commerce | November 2022
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Mid-Month Update!
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November 11th - Veteran's Day Parade
November 25th - Holiday Lighted Parade
November 26th - Small Business Saturday
December 8th - Holiday Mixer and Taste of Mason
December 15th - Good Morning Mason

Good Morning Mason! is a Chamber event with a quick-paced agenda of local news and community updates. Two-minute reports are given by select officials, sponsors, community members, and new businesses.

$5 admission for MACC members
$8 admission for non-members
Admission includes a continental breakfast
Admission is paid at the door. Cash, check, Visa/Mastercard accepted.
Invoices are available at business level or above.
We'd like to send out a thank you from the bottom of our cauldron to all our volunteers that helped make our Witches on the Town and Doggie Trick or Treat Events an enchanting, good time:
Don Kill
Elaine Ferris
Jeff Haueter
Kendra Patterson
Jodie Sommerville
Nichole Ward
Vickie Vandenbelt
CHAMBER OFFICE - The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce office is open by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call the office at 517-676-1046.

CHAMBER VOLUNTEERS: WE NEED YOU!! MACC is in need of volunteers to assist at each of the events we host. Please let us know if we can add you to our list to receive notification via Sign-Up-Genius for alerts when we need help. And feel free to let your friends and co-workers know of this opportunity. Volunteering at our events is an excellent opportunity for you to network with others in our community. Please contact the MACC at if you are interested in volunteering.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: The Chamber community extends a warm welcome to our newest members: Butcher Farms, Jeff Jones Electrical Services, Strong Agency, Contrasted Content, Five Lakes Speech, Language, & Literacy, Ayers Basement Systems, Massman Trucking, Risen Breakfast & Bakery, Meijer, Capital Steel & Wire, Mason Express Wash, Lolly Bean, Compass Construction, First Choice Business Brokerage, Cook Dentistry, Awaken Haunt, McLaren Greater Lansing, James Ervia-Farmers Insurance, Shawhaven Farms, CASA for Kids, Northern Traditions Farm, Promedica Home Health & Hospice, Deanna Marie Photography, The Equity Taskforce, Weather Shield Roofing Systems, Audible Business Solutions, H&H Welding & Repair

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2nd Annual Down Home Daffodils Planting

On Saturday, October 8th, members and friends of the Mason Sycamore Creek Garden Club gathered to complete the 2nd annual planting of over 400 daffodil bulbs in downtown Mason.   
Working with sponsors - the City of Mason and Dart Bank – the Club is working to naturalize with daffodils throughout our community’s green areas. This is a long-range project with intent to expand planting areas each year in the green space next to our major streets and parks. The Club created the project to bring the community together through volunteer efforts to plant the bulbs each fall for a beautiful welcome to our community every spring!! The Club also encourages residents to plant daffodil bulbs on their own property. 
We can all look forward to seeing the results next spring. 
Updates on this project – and all the Club’s other projects – can be found on their FaceBook page Mason Sycamore Creek Garden Club). 
Funding for this project is made possible through donations, fundraisers and sponsors.  
TRUE Community Credit Union celebrated CU Kind Day with random acts of kindness throughout the communities we serve. Our 211 team members were provided resources to spread these acts of kindness on Monday, October 10, such as buying coffees for random coffee shop customers, donating to local homeless and animal shelters, or helping pay for someone’s gas.
“The world is so chaotic and noisy these days, and quite honestly, it can feel as though kindness doesn’t exist anymore,” said TRUECCU President and CEO Chrissy Siders. “CU Kind Day is an opportunity for us to highlight our commitment to be true to our members, true to our communities, and true to each other. I love the hearts of our employees and their desire to give back to the communities we live, work, and play in. The TRUE Team is a daily reminder of harmony, peace, and goodness, and we love blessing our communities!”
TRUECCU has a huge passion for serving members, our community, and each other. TRUECCU gives back all year round through our #TRUEGiving initiatives, such as supporting local charities and causes each week with Dress Down Fridays for our team or supporting organizations through charitable requests.
CU Kind Day is an annual day of kindness and gives credit unions the opportunity to showcase how much they care for their communities. TRUE Community Credit Union has 12 branch locations in Jackson, Ingham, and Washtenaw counties and welcomes members who live, work, worship, or attend school in Michigan.
New Chief Medical Officer announced for Henry Ford Allegiance Medical Group
JACKSON, Mich. (Oct. 20, 2022) – Henry Ford Health has announced the appointment of Tim Peterson, M.D., MBA, FACEP, as Henry Ford Allegiance Medical Group’s new Chief Medical Officer (CMO).
As CMO of the Henry Ford Allegiance Medical Group, Dr. Peterson will act as the principal operational leader for the Group, assisting medical director leaders with oversight, mentoring, and monitoring of performance and quality of care. He will also assist with the development and deployment of the Medical Group’s strategic plan and collaboratively work toward enhancing efficiency while delivering high-value, culturally appropriate, patient-centered care. 
Dr. Peterson brings nearly two decades of clinical care and health care leadership experience to the Henry Ford Allegiance Medical Group. Most recently, he held the roles of population health executive and associate professor of emergency medicine at Michigan Medicine where he has been in clinical practice in the Adult Emergency Department. Dr. Peterson also served as board chair and accountable care organization executive for the Physician Organization of Michigan ACO. Previous roles with Michigan Medicine include medical director of population health and interim executive director of home care services.
"Dr. Peterson is a highly qualified health care leader with a background in integrated health system administration and practice. He has extensive experience with large-scale population health strategy and operations as well as value-based care initiatives,” said Henry Ford Allegiance Medical Group Chief Executive Officer, Mark Smith, M.D.
Dr. Peterson is board certified in Emergency Medicine, a current fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and he is a board member of both Physician Health Plan and Physician Health Plan Medicare Advantage.
"I’m excited to join an organization so focused on the communities it serves, truly striving to understand each patient’s unique needs, diligently working to create and innovate programs, and aiming for excellence and best-in-class service,” said Dr. Peterson. “I look forward to collaborating across Henry Ford Health, the Henry Ford Allegiance Medical Group, and Jackson Health Network to positively impact quality, affordability and access to care.”
Dr. Peterson received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and his MBA from the University of Michigan. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Michigan/St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and completed a health care policy fellowship at the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Peterson is a Miami University graduate with concentrations in microbiology, and management and organizational behavior.
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Origami Rehabilitation has proudly been a member of the Mason community for twenty-five years. This year they celebrate the exciting milestone of 25 years, and 2500 clients served. Origami provides comprehensive rehabilitation for children, adolescents, and adults with neurological, developmental, mental health, and orthopedic conditions through their residential and outpatient programs.
In addition to Origami’s twenty-fifth-anniversary celebration, here are some additional Origami updates:
· Recognized with Highest Level of CARF Accreditation (Three-Year): Origami has received the highest level of accreditation (three-year) following a thorough survey conducted by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International). Origami was recognized for its serene and therapeutic environment, tenured passionate team, variety of unique specialty services, and for being a “one-stop-shop” for all things rehabilitation. Visit or call 517-455-0264 to learn more about Origami’s programs and services.
· Careers at Origami: Origami currently has a variety of career opportunities available at their Mason location, including Maintenance Technician, Mental Health Therapist, Direct Support Professional, and more. Visit or email for more information or to apply. Benefits include paid time off, flexibility in scheduling, retirement planning, wellness programs, competitive wages, employee recognition initiatives, and more.
Mason First United Methodist Church,
201 E Ash Street, Mason.
November 25 - Electric Light Parade Warming Station - Free hot cocoa and cookies and use of the restrooms.

November 26 9:00-11:00 a.m. - Breakfast with Santa & Santa's Workshop - $5/person  - A Pancake Breakfast, pictures with Santa, and an opportunity for young ones to do their Christmas shopping for mom and dad aided by some of Santa's Elves. (Sponsored by the Youth and Family Ministries of Mason First UMC)

December 10 5:30-8:30 p.m. - Living Nativity - drive a luminary-lit path through eight scenes of the Christmas story. Live animals (including a real camel) and live actors make this story come to life. This COVID-safe way to experience the Christmas story is our gift to the community! Tell all your friends and neighbors!

December 20 7:00 p.m. - Blue Christmas - A service of hope in the midst of hurt.  This is a quiet service of worship for people who are experiencing hurt in the midst of the season's joy.  

December 24 7:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship

For more information, feel free to contact us at (517) 676-9449
Save the Date For the 2023 Commercial Bank Red Carpet Gala & Commercial Bank 5K

This year, the Mason Public Schools Foundation will host its Annual Commerical Bank Red Carpet Gala on Saturday, March 11th, 2023 at the University Club of MSU. We will also be holding our Annual Commercial Bank Mason 5K on Friday, May 5th, 2023. Watch your inboxes for sponsorship information coming out soon!
Dart Container Corporation is hiring
Dart Container Corporation located in Mason, Michigan is hiring. Interested individuals should visit our website at

If you have any questions, please contact Alex Darling at (517) 244-3210.

| Dart Container Corporation 500 Hogsback Rd. Mason, Michigan 48854
(833) HRC-DART |
Private Offices, State of the Art Conference Room, High-Speed Wifi!
Price from $500 - $900.
Suite A $700
Suite B $850
Suite B $850
 Suite C $800 
Suite D $800
Suite E $800
Suite F $900
Suite G $500
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Looking for a meeting venue?

Located in historic downtown Mason, Michigan, The Jefferson Mason is a beautifully renovated storefront and business center. Available for small gatherings, business meetings, photography, classes, networking and MORE, this multi-use space is rentable by the hour.
We're open, and ready to help you book your meeting or event.


  • 700 square feet
  • Private bathroom
  • Flat-screen television
  • WIFI
  • Conference table
  • Upscale modern furnishings
  • Catering partners

  • $50/hour
  • $40/hour for 4-hour block
  • $30/hour for 12-hour block

*Your rented time slot includes time for both set up & clean up.


Monday – Sunday: 8:00AM – 8:00PM

The Jefferson Mason
415 S. Jefferson Street, Mason, MI 48854
(910) 650-132